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AirAsia's ground handling unit opens control centre at KLIA2

AirAsia's ground handling joint venture, Ground Team Red (GTR), has opened a new facility at Kuala Lumpur International airport's KLIA2 terminal.

The control centre will track the handling of AirAsia aircraft using digital information on passenger boarding, baggage handling and ramp loading activities, with a target to turnaround aircraft within 25 minutes.

"This will improve safety by ensuring 100% accurate aircraft weight and balance readings for flight planning purposes and eliminate paper-based Loading Instructions, which are difficult to manage at night and in bad weather conditions," says AirAsia.

The centre will also feature training facilities that includes cargo ramp, lavatory ramp and aircraft marshalling.

The low-cost carrier adds that it intends to establish more of such centres across Malaysia in the near future.

Established on 1 November 2017, GTR is a joint venture between AirAsia and Singapore’s SATS.

It is present in 18 airports in Malaysia and Singapore and handles an average of 475 flights daily.

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